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History Drag cars in motion.......picture thread.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. DDDenny
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    Such a cool photo, I grew up on doorslammers with candy stripe roofs.
     
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  2. Kelly Burns
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    Pomona?
     
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  3. Numedia Dragway...
     
  4. Kelly Burns
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    Thank you.
     
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  5. Junior Stock
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    Maple Grove
     
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    I wonder if 86ASR is Hugh Tucker when he had the Olds motor in the car. I always liked the street roadsters.

    Pat
     
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  9. George Klass
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    Yes, Hugh Tucker taking on Jim Cassady's hemi powered Model-T at the Pomona NHRA Winternationals. The Olds engine in Hugh's early Chevy roadster came out of Dave Stoll's V-Drive flat bottom boat. Hugh took the class win. Cassidy's combination incuded a manual transmission behind the Chrysler engine, whereas Hugh was using a B&M Hydro Stick automatic trans, which was a big advanatge in those days. Another advantage for Hugh was the use of quarter-elliptic rear suspension.
     
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  11. Van Luven, Johnson & Wilcox California Charger.
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  12. Sky Six
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    Lew Arrington's '65 GTO
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  13. Stan Back
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    "Another advantage for Hugh was the use of quarter-elliptic rear suspension."

    It also helped (just a little) that he had an illegal narrowed body.
     
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  14. Sky Six
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  15. When Hugh built the glass body, he shortened it about 10" behind the doors. This brought the rearend closer to the front axle, thus putting a lot more weight on the rear tires. According to Hugh this dropped the ET's almost a half a second. He told me he was very glad no one ever parked a stock Chevy roadster beside his car!
     
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    The white roadster was Jr. Thompson. Jim Cassady's roadster was black.
     
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  17. patsurf
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    how the heck do all you guys know this minutiae!!?
     
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    Just out for a leisurely Sunday cruise!!!!
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  21. Because some of us were there. Cassidy's black T roadster was painted white during it's last season. Jr. Thompson never owned it, but he did most of the driving for Jim.
     
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  23. George Klass
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    The stock body is on the car in the photo above. The fiberglass body (as Dean mentioned) was modified regarding the length, but the width, to my knowledge, was the same as the original body...
     
  24. Sky Six
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    I guess that you had to be there.
     
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  29. Sky Six
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    If you were not there....
    you missed a hell of a good time!
     

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